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Chelsea Janes

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Kamala Harris proposes federal spending to end backlog in processing of rape evidence

The proposal is part of a portfolio of presidential campaign promises focused on race and gender issues. → Read More

Billionaire Tom Steyer says he will run for president after spurning the race earlier this year

The environmental activist decided in January to put his money into efforts to impeach President Trump but now has changed his mind. → Read More

Kamala Harris tries to turbocharge her campaign but faces lingering questions

DES MOINES, Iowa - When Sen. Kamala Harris arrived in Iowa for the first time since her attention-grabbing debate performance, she did so with a revamped stump speech and almost double her previous forces in Iowa and New Hampshire, all part of a retooled approach her campaign hopes will ensure her breakout moment fosters lasting momentum. Harris' campaign team says many of these changes were… → Read More

Kamala Harris tries to turbocharge her campaign but faces lingering questions

After a much-touted debate performance, Harris has retooled her message and bolstered her ground operation. But she still struggles to answer some questions. → Read More

Harris’s views on busing come under question after her debate criticism of Biden’s past position

The California senator and presidential candidate has offered different answers recently when asked where she stands on school busing; on Thursday she again criticized Biden for his past positions. → Read More

Lesser-known candidates claw for the spotlight in Democratic debate

The forum was a chance for low-polling candidates to seek breakout moments. → Read More

Before debate, Democrats visit children’s migrant shelter amid fresh fury over conditions

The 2020 candidates visited an immigration shelter near the site of tonight’s first presidential debate, condemning President Trump’s immigration policies. → Read More

Kamala Harris, eyeing a prime debate opportunity, still looking for her political niche

The senator from California is drawing support but struggling to carve out a distinctive brand to contrast rivals Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. → Read More

Democratic candidates make nice, try to stand out in South Carolina convention

Kamala Harris made the most effort to stand out, while Joe Biden countered the notion that his age was a strike against him. → Read More

Biden’s divergence from other candidates on display at poverty-fighting event

A forum on poverty and racism highlights the former vice president’s ongoing challenge to win over the Democratic Party’s liberal faction. → Read More

Sen. Kamala Harris defends record as prosecutor but skips some details

The Democratic presidential candidate addressed African Americans in South Carolina, on whom she’s pinning her hopes in the early-voting state → Read More

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign problem: A crowded niche

She twice won statewide in heavily Democratic New York but struggles for attention in a national campaign. → Read More

Sen. Kamala Harris vows as president to fine companies that pay men more than women

The equal pay measure announced Monday is another effort aimed at female voters, a key Harris target. → Read More

Who’s most electable? Candidates point to themselves.

The goal for many 2020 campaigns: not to let former vice president Joe Biden determine what makes a candidate electable. → Read More

Kamala Harris tries to regain her footing after uneven national appearances

Harris charms voters on the stump and stands out in Senate hearings, but her cautious performance in televised events has some supporters worried she could undermine her no-nonsense brand. → Read More

Harris promises to impose new gun rules if Congress won’t

The presidential candidate says she would take “executive action” if lawmakers don’t pass more background checks and other measures. → Read More

‘One of your top 20 choices’: Democratic presidential candidates find breaking out of record field is tough

The Democratic field has expanded to hit a modern mark. How does a candidate jump from also-ran to front-runner? → Read More

Sen. Kamala D. Harris expresses ‘regret’ over her California truancy policy

The policy was part of her state and local record as a prosecutor that has led to criticism during her presidential campaign → Read More

Sen. Kamala D. Harris releases tax returns showing nearly $1.9 million in household income in 2018

The California Democrat joined other 2020 candidates for president to release their forms, even as President Trump refuses to make his returns public. → Read More

“It got real gay real quick”: America deals with a new kind of candidate

Pete Buttigieg excites the gay community, but he could face a rocky road. → Read More